Pens to play exhibition against Finnish pro team Jokerit

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins will play an exhibition against Jokerit of Finland's top professional league on Oct. 2 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The Penguins will start the 2008-09 season against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 4-5 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The NHL will host regular-season games between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 4-5 in Prague, Czech Republic.